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The Carolina Inn’s 12th Annual Sara Manley Harvey Easter Egg Hunt

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (April 2013) – The Carolina Inn hosted the 12th Annual Sara Manley Harvey Easter Egg Hunt on Friday afternoon, March 29 on the Front Porch.

The event provided 100 local children from the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and Orange County Social Services the opportunity to participate in an Easter egg hunt, enjoy snacks provided by local vendors, and have a picture taken with the Easter Bunny. The Carolina Inn staff was joined by the Manley family to stuff more than 2,500 Easter eggs which were hidden on the Front Porch of the Inn. Sugarland Bakery, Cinda’s Creative Cakes and Sweet Memories Bakery provided sweets and treats for parents and kids alike. Joe Bunn DJ Company, Happy Dan Magician and Shutterbooth provided music and entertainment as the little ones hopped around. 

Sara Manley Harvey held her wedding reception at the Inn on August 11, 2001. She died tragically on September 11, 2001 in the attacks on the World Trade Center.  The lily magnolia tree dedicated in her honor in the Hill Courtyard is in bloom and celebrates her life and dedication to helping children in need.

About The Carolina Inn
Built on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill in 1924 by John Sprunt Hill – distinguished alumnus, successful businessman and University trustee – The Carolina Inn’s original concept was “to provide for the special wants and comforts of the University alumni...and University visitors.” The historical Carolina Inn features 185 charming and well-appointed guestrooms including 7 luxury suites.

About Destination Hotels & Resorts
Destination Hotels & Resorts is a privately held hospitality management company headquartered in Colorado. With 40 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs, Destination is the fourth largest hospitality management company in the country. The company’s portfolio features more than 9,200 guest rooms, 18 golf courses and 16 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Chicago, Seattle, Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Austin, Phoenix, Portland, Palm Springs, Palos Verdes, Maui and Lake Tahoe. The company is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises. For a complete list of properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit